Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2017
Gainz Box is a monthly box of fitness apparel, supplements, equipment, snacks, and more. Gainz Box is a veteran-owned business and donates a portion of their proceeds to charities that support U.S. veterans.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Gainz for Women, $32 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Gainz Box
The Cost: $32 + $6 shipping on a month-to-month basis, save with longer subscriptions
The Products: Women or Men’s apparel (in your size), equipment, snacks and supplements, and other fitness items. (Gain[z] Box markets to a CrossFit audience, but I do not think you absolutely have to be into CrossFit to enjoy this box – many of the items are suitable for general fitness enthusiasts!) They promise a $75 value in every box.
Ships to: U.S.
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The box came with a full-color fold-out information card featuring some of the items from the box in action. I think the posing is often kind of cheesy but I also think it shows people who have a sense of humor and a fun attitude. This month features Chyna Cho.
There are also usually some coupons and/or product literature.
Greater Than Sports Drink in Tropical Medley – Retail Value $2.25? (Buy a 12-Pack for $26.99)
This pops up in a lot of subscription boxes but this particular flavor is new to me. It incorporates pineapple juice and is based on coconut water. Even though I am not a huge fan of coconut water, the other flavors added in here make this into something with a wider appeal (at least, I thought so after trying it). This is free of artificial dyes and sweeteners and has 50 calories, which is definitely reasonable for a product of this nature.
Caffeine + Kilos Beanie – Retail Value $25
This brand appears often in fitness subscriptions, especially Gainz Box, including both coffee and gear. This month, it was some gear (which I like better than coffee, anyway). This fit me pretty well (though reviews on the product page suggest it runs small, I have a pretty small head). It is finally starting to get cold here so this will be nice for outdoor walks (walking is the only exercise I am getting at the moment because I had surgery at the end of October).
Caffeine + Kilos Shoelaces – Retail Value $8
I don’t think I have ever received shoelaces in a subscription box before, but I don’t mind getting items with logos printed all over them if they are functional, and shoelaces are definitely functional. I have some old Nikes I use for walking outdoors that could stand to have new laces so I will be putting these to use right away.
Ugly Christmas Sweater – Listed Value $30
This item is exclusive to the box so no link is provided and I’ve used the value from the information card. Well. I have never received an ugly Christmas sweater in a subscription box before. It totally doesn’t matter that it has the box name plastered across the chest because the nature of the item makes that acceptable. I am wearing this around the house some because my husband keeps the temperature so low to decrease the gas bill; it is a little big (the smallest shirt size you can get in Gainz Box is S and I am an XS) but that just means it is comfortable. My work was talking about doing ugly Christmas sweater day at some point, too, so now I will have one and can participate.
Thumbs Up Tape (1 roll) – Retail Value $4.99
This is tape for just your thumbs. You can tear it without scissors, which is convenient, and it is flexible so various grip positions are still open to you while you are wearing it. I am prohibited from lifting more than 10 pounds at the moment (see above re: surgery) but I want to get back to more weightlifting after my doctor gives me the go-ahead, so I will be hanging on to this. (It is a good product; I’ve received it in boxes and used it before.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $68 for the November Gainz Box, not counting the drink. With that, the value is a little over $70. The box contents were unusual this month, but I think they are totally in keeping with the spirit of Gainz Box, which always manages to work in a little quirky humor (even if just in the poses in the information booklet). Everything was suitable for me, as a vegetarian, this month (no beef jerky, yay), and I don’t think you necessarily have to be into CrossFit to use the items in the box; most are appropriate for anyone who lifts weights or swings kettlebells, as well.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!
Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off any subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $38 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Greater Than Sports Drink: $1.21
- Caffeine + Kilos Beanie: $13.53
- Caffeine + Kilos Shoelaces: $4.33
- Ugly Christmas Sweater: $16.23
- Thumbs Up Tape: $2.70
What did you think of the November Gainz Box?